All incoming and returning students will audition in the fall for ensembles and ensemble placement. Beginning Friday, August 22, audition requirements and sign-up sheets for all auditions will be on the bulletin board outside of the School of Music Office, Music Bldg., Room 111. Audition slots fill quickly, so those who sign up earlier rather than later will have a broader selection of times.
Audition required: Tues., Sept. 2 (first day of classes), 1-7 p.m., Schneebeck Concert Hall.
The audition consists of excerpts chosen by the conductor as well as a three-minute selection of your choice from your solo repertoire.
Audition required. Incoming students: Wed., Aug. 27 (WHITE orientation group), or Fri., Aug. 29 (MAROON orientation group), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mus Rm 220. Returning students will audition on Monday, September 1, 9:00 to 5:00 or Tuesday, September 2, 9:00 to noon.
The auditions for woodwind and brass instruments consist of a prepared solo of your choice, chromatic scale demonstrating the range of your instrument, and sight-reading.
Auditions for percussion will take place Mon., Sept. 1, 7-9:30 p.m., following a mandatory percussion meeting at 6 p.m. in Mus Rm L1. Please note: Percussionists should also plan to sign up for a time slot on the “woodwinds and brass” audition sign-up sheet (taking place on either Wed., Aug. 27, or Fri., Aug. 29) to speak with Professor Morris one-on-one. The audition will consist of three required solos: one each on snare drum, timpani and marimba. Percussion excerpts: mallets, snare drum, timpani. Sight reading will also be required.
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA: Audition required. Orchestra placements will be determined by the Wind Ensemble audition.
Concert Band does not require an audition. The first rehearsal/orientation is Wed., Sept. 3 at 5:45 p.m. in Mus Rm L1.
Audition required: Wed., Aug. 27 (WHITE orientation group), or Fri., Aug. 29 (MAROON orientation group), 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Mus Rm L1.
The audition consists of two contrasting excerpts, one fast and one slow, in jazz style. You will also be required to sight-read. If you are interested in improvising, be prepared to demonstrate your ability.
Adelphian Concert Choir, Dorian Singers, Voci d'Amici:
Audition required: Wed., Aug. 27 (WHITE orientation group), or Fri., Aug. 29 (MAROON orientation group), 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Mus Rm L6. Returning students will audition on Monday, September 1, 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., L6 or Tuesday, September 2, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., Rm 204.
Please bring a prepared solo (art song, hymn, aria, folk song) if you have one. If you do not have a prepared solo there will be sample patriotic songs and hymns available to sing at the audition. Auditions are required for membership in Adelphian Concert Choir, Dorian Singers, and Voci d'Amici.
Chorale does not require an audition. The first rehearsal is Tues., Sept. 2 at 3:30pm in Mus Rm L6.
Opera production (with orchestra): Auditions will take place in November, and performance dates are April 9-12. Check for posters with audition specifics in October.